Agent aided aircraft maintenance

Onn Shehory, Katia Sycara, Gita Sukthankar, and Vick Mukherjee
Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents, May, 1999.


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Abstract
Aircraft maintenance is performed by mechanics who are required, by regulation, to consult expert engineers for repair instructions and approval. In addition to their own experience, these engineers rely on external information sources, which are often inadequately indexed and geographically dispersed. The timely retrieval of this distributed information is vital to the engineers' ability to recommend repair procedures in response to the mechanics' requests. This problem domain is well suited for a multi-agent system: it consists of distributed multi-modal information which is needed by multiple users with diverse preferences. In this paper, we describe an implementation of such a system, using the RETSINA multi-agent architecture. Such an implementation reinforces the importance of multi-agent systems, and in particular the usefulness of the RETSINA infrastructure as a basis for the construction of such systems.

Keywords
multiagent systems, applications

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Associated Project(s): Reusable Environment for Task Structured Intelligent Network Agents

Text Reference
Onn Shehory, Katia Sycara, Gita Sukthankar, and Vick Mukherjee, "Agent aided aircraft maintenance," Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents, May, 1999.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Shehory_1999_568,
   author = "Onn Shehory and Katia Sycara and Gita Sukthankar and Vick Mukherjee",
   title = "Agent aided aircraft maintenance",
   booktitle = "Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents",
   month = "May",
   year = "1999",
}